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Paix, Peace, Love
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La Cour Installation, variable dimensions, 2016 © Aboudia

Aboudia

Born in 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He lives and works in Abidjan and New York.

Aboudia graduated from Centre Technique des Arts Appliqués in Bingerville. In 2011, his work was extensively broadcasted by the international press for his testimony of the battle of Abidjan. The cosmopolitan artist constantly moves between worlds and cultures. His work draws his strength from his experiences, revealing the energy driven by the youth and their activity flow, common to every megalopolises.

Aboudia’s work has been exhibited in numerous collections and institutions worldwide. Since 2011, several solo exhibitions were dedicated to him throughout Europe and the United States.

In 2012, for its opening, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury-Abidjan gathered both his and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré’s artwork in the exhibition ‘’Aujourd’hui je travaille avec mon petit fils, Aboudia’’. In 2014, Aboudia’s work was exhibited at Fondation Total in the frame of the Off of Dakar Biennale and at 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair in London and New York. Galerie Cécile Fakhoury has since presented his works in the exhibitions Môgô Dynasty in 2016 including his first installation La Cour and in Nouchi City in 2014.

In 2013, Aboudia’s work was presented in the exhibition ’’In all Cases, a Collection selection’’ at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno and in 2014, in ‘’Sphères #7’’ at Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France. His work was also shown in London at Saatchi Gallery in the exhibition ‘’Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latina America’’ in 2014 and in the second edition ‘’Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latina America’’ in 2015. In 2016, a solo exhibition entitled ‘’Chap Chap’’ was dedicated to him at Art Twenty One Gallery in Lagos.

Aboudia
Solo Exhibitions 2016 • "Môgô Dynasty", Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire • "Talking heads", Ethan Cohen gallery, New-York, USA • "Chap Chap", Art Twenty One, Lagos, Nigeria 2014• "Nouchi City", Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • “African Dawn | ABOUDIA”, Ethan Cohen - New York, USA • ’’ Trin Trin Ba-By’’, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK 2013 • ''Quitte le pouvoir: New Paintings by Aboudia'', Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK 2012• ''Les derniers travaux d’Aboudia'', Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast 2011 • ''New works", Galerie Le Lab 2.0, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg, South Africa • ‘‘The Battle For Abidjan: Paintings By Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba’’, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK 2009 • Centre Culturel Français, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • Centre Culturel Français, Conakry, Guinea Group Exhibitions 2015 • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, USA • ‘‘Pangaea II: New Art From Africa And Latin America’’, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK •‘‘Studio Lumiere’’, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK 2014 • "Sphères #7", Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Somerset House, London, Uk • Group Show, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • ‘’Pangaea: New Art From Africa And Latin America’’, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK • "Dak’Art Off" - Group Show Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, espace de La Fondation Total, Dakar, Senegal 2013 • ‘’In all Cases; A Collection Selection’’, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA 2012• "Aujourd’hui je travaille avec mon petit fils Aboudia", in collaboration with Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast 2011 • Galerie Amani, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • "Salon International des Arts Plastiques d’Abidjan", Abidjan, Ivory Coast • "Revue de l’Art Moderne et Contemporain en Côte d’Ivoire", Rotonde des Arts, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • "Les Fantômes', Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK 2010 • Arkadi,13th edition, Centre culturel français, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • Lion’s Art, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • Amis des arts, 6e edition, BICICI, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • 50th Ivory Coast Independence Day celebration, Ivory Coast 2009 • "Pinceaux d’Afrique", Stockholm, Sweden • Arkadi, 12e edition, Centre Culturel Français, Abidjan, Ivory Coast 2007 • Palais de la Culture, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Residency 2011 • Villa Kaïdin, Abidjan, Ivory Coast Conferences • “Über(W)unden – Art in troubled times” Conference at Centre Culturel Allemand, Goethe Institut, Johannesburg, South Africa • “Les élèves et la réconciliation”, workshop and exhibition, Goethe Institut, Abidjan, Ivory Coast Public collections • Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Israël • Museum of Modern Art, Equatorial Guinea • CAAC Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection, Geneva, Switzerland • Palais de la Culture, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • Centre Culturel franco-guinéen, Conakry, Guinea Conakry • Ambassade de Côte d’Ivoire, Conakry, Guinea Conakry • Gouverneur d’Abidjan, Ivory Coast • Hôtel de ville, Bingerville, Ivory Coast • BICICI, permanent collection, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • Saatchi Gallery, London, UK Catalog 2015 • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York 2011 • During the Ivorian crisis (March - April 2011), Aboudia made a series of drawings and paintings at the Villa Kaïdin’s workspace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast Education 2006 — 2007 École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 2002 — 2005 Centre Techniques des Arts Appliqués, Bingerville, Côte d’Ivoire.